Exposing our youth to TED Talks speeches can jump-start new ways of thinking and dreaming. Many of the TED Talks offer insight and inspiration in the field of education by sharing challenges, innovations and best practices. To get started exposing children to TED Talks, check out the following videos.
“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” -Ken Robinson, TED speaker/author/educator
Want to stay up-to-date on what the latest and greatest minds do and think? Then tune into TED Talks. These short speeches spread new, innovative and creative ideas across a variety of fields, including technology, entertainment and design.
A global audience of millions of listeners and viewers has found these 18-minute lectures rejuvenating; and through these new ideas, at least 1 billion people have been exposed to the conversations, questions and challenges raised by experts in their fields. The most influential and well-spoken experts are chosen to speak in TED Talks, providing thought-provoking conversations intended to spur others on to more innovative ways of living, thinking and creating. There are more than 1,400 different TED Talks in the library, free to the public and easy to download.
TED Talks in Education
Exposing our youth to TED Talks speeches can jump-start new ways of thinking and dreaming. These ideas can lead to the beginning steps of change and are directly linked to 21st-century skills of collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and communication. Some educators currently use TED Talks to spark interest in a potential project-based learning topic. Specific content questions can be compiled; then, students can watch the speeches and dissect the content to generate interest and decide on a project. TED Talks also offer educators, schools and communities opportunities to sponsor an evening of listening, talking and brainstorming ideas to help the lives of youth and their families.
Many of the TED Talks offer insight and inspiration in the field of education by sharing challenges, innovations and best practices. Choose a TED Talk to view and listen to, and be ready to ignite change and share and spread ideas about the world and its future.
To get started, check out:
Ken Robinson's "Bring on the learning revolution!"
Michelle Obama's "A plea for education"